|Title||funerary stela of Amenemhat|
|Collection||Artworld: Oriental Museum|
|Date||2008 - 1630 BCE|
|Description||Round-topped funerary stela in two registers, carved in fairly crude raised relief with incised inscriptions.
In the upper register is a scene depicting a man, Amenemhat, and his wife Tutemhotep seated at the left hand side of the stela. Amenemhat wears a wesekh collar and long kilt and sniffs a lotus flower, held in his left hand. Tutemhotep wears a wesekh collar and long sheath dress. On the right hand side of the stela stands a man, offering to the couple. There are seven columns of hieroglyphs above the scene in the upper register.
In the lower register is a scene depicting three women and a man kneeling, facing to the right. The man holds a lotus flower in his left hand. Below this scene is the hotep-di-nesw offering formula on behalf of Mentuhotep, incised in two rows of hieroglyphs facing to the right.
Much paint remains on the stela, particularly the red and black. The hieroglyphs are highlighted in black paint and the flesh of the three male figures is painted red and the hair and facial features of all the figures are painted black.
|Description Source||Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 278-279|
|Id Number Former Accession||N1945|
|Inscription||Egyptian, hieroglyphic, carved on front|
|Location Creation Site||Misr|
|Location Current Repository||The Oriental Museum|
|Subject||architecture, architectural element, stela|
|Measurements||15.9 x 23.6 x - cm|
|Rights||Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved|
|Style Period||Middle Kingdom|